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Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:45 PM

Michelle Obama Drops Jaws In A Chainmail Versace Gown At Her Last State Dinner

Other beautiful gowns at the link :HuffPo




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Reply Michelle Obama Drops Jaws In A Chainmail Versace Gown At Her Last State Dinner (Original post)
Stellar Oct 2016 OP
MANative Oct 2016 #1
AmericanActivist Oct 2016 #2
malaise Oct 2016 #3
rusty quoin Oct 2016 #35
Madam45for2923 Oct 2016 #4
Siwsan Oct 2016 #5
4lbs Oct 2016 #6
csziggy Oct 2016 #16
AlbertCat Oct 2016 #52
BlueCaliDem Oct 2016 #7
femmocrat Oct 2016 #8
SamKnause Oct 2016 #13
jmowreader Oct 2016 #14
csziggy Oct 2016 #17
MicaelS Oct 2016 #47
AlbertCat Oct 2016 #54
MicaelS Oct 2016 #55
book_worm Oct 2016 #9
Auntie Bush Oct 2016 #12
The Wielding Truth Oct 2016 #22
demigoddess Oct 2016 #63
Auntie Bush Oct 2016 #10
sheshe2 Oct 2016 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2016 #15
awoke_in_2003 Oct 2016 #18
AngryAmish Oct 2016 #19
catbyte Oct 2016 #20
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2016 #23
radical noodle Oct 2016 #34
nolabear Oct 2016 #21
Daemonaquila Oct 2016 #24
0rganism Oct 2016 #25
Ilsa Oct 2016 #26
question everything Oct 2016 #27
MFM008 Oct 2016 #31
question everything Oct 2016 #38
Stellar Oct 2016 #60
lindysalsagal Oct 2016 #36
question everything Oct 2016 #39
TeamPooka Oct 2016 #28
Lil Missy Oct 2016 #29
Hekate Oct 2016 #32
Kathy M Oct 2016 #30
hibbing Oct 2016 #33
montana_hazeleyes Oct 2016 #37
True_Blue Oct 2016 #40
IcyPeas Oct 2016 #41
Raine Oct 2016 #42
Stellar Oct 2016 #45
Native Oct 2016 #46
Skittles Oct 2016 #58
raven mad Oct 2016 #43
Odin2005 Oct 2016 #44
Lifelong Protester Oct 2016 #48
NastyRiffraff Oct 2016 #49
SunSeeker Oct 2016 #50
AlbertCat Oct 2016 #51
Stellar Oct 2016 #57
underthematrix Oct 2016 #53
NBachers Oct 2016 #56
TonyPDX Oct 2016 #59
Cheviteau Oct 2016 #61
Permanut Oct 2016 #62
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2016 #64

Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

1. What a beautiful couple! The dress is stunning.

I am going to miss them so much, regardless of how much I will enjoy Hillary in the White House. <3

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:48 PM

2. Wonderful 1st couple, brilliant inside and beautiful/handsome outside. nm

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:51 PM

3. Lovely

Oh Yes

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:36 PM

35. My word for it too.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:51 PM

4. Wow so Beautiful!

 

2nd pic like Jessica Rabbit!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 07:57 PM

5. Absolutely stunning.

Graceful and elegant.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:01 PM

6. Something tells me that thousands of women will be looking to buy that dress over the next month.


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Response to 4lbs (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:33 PM

16. And not one of them will be as beautiful in similar gowns nt

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Response to csziggy (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:05 PM

52. And not one of them will be as beautiful in similar gowns

 

Or able to afford it. The mail is expensive! And really heavy.

And it may be a vintage '80s dress that she rented (or was given to wear) for the occasion. This happens all the time.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:11 PM

7. Gorgeous couple! So proud they're our POTUS and FLOTUS!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:16 PM

8. What is chainmail fabric?

I googled it, but still not sure. Does it have metal threads and is it heavy?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:28 PM

13. I found this.

This is an interesting mesh fabric.

Very fine (0.08mm) rustproof 316L Stainless Steel wire
is knitted with 40% polyester yarn to create a stretchy fabric
that is easy to touch and wash, but wears tough.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:28 PM

14. Chainmail fabric is $200 per yard

It's fine wire woven into polyester cloth. It doesn't LOOK all that heavy, but I can't imagine what it would take to sew on it.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:38 PM

17. Ballpoint needles don't have to pierce the threads but glide between them

That is what is used with many types of fabrics that could be damaged if a needle pierced a thread and pulled it.

Ballpoint Similar to a universal needle but has rounded edges and is not tapered the same way. Intended for closely knit fabrics where the rounded tip will push the weave out of the way rather than cut through it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewing_machine_needle#Types

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:29 AM

47. How many yards would it take

For that dress?

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #47)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:15 PM

54. How many yards would it take

 

Depends on how wide the mail is made. In regular fabric 45" wide it might take 5 to 6 yards. Think at least 2 shoulder to floor lengths plus some extra for drape.

And some mail (mail means chain. so "chain mail" means "chain chain"...but...y'know....) is not woven into a fabric but is actually interlocked metal pieces. I hear some of Giani Versace's designs like this from the 80s (this may be one) weigh a lot.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #54)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:56 PM

55. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:19 PM

9. So proud to have had them as our president and First Lady

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Response to book_worm (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:22 PM

12. Me too!

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Response to book_worm (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:00 PM

22. Best Presidential couple in my lifetime. I liked Jimmy and Rosalynn , too.



Oops. I forgot I was here for the Kennedy's. Still the Obama's have my total admiration.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:50 PM

63. definitely the classiest POTUS and FLOTUS ever!

glad I lived to see them in the WH.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:22 PM

10. They are the most glamorous couple in the WH since JFK.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:22 PM

11. Stunning.

Such Beauty and Grace.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:30 PM

15. Knowing she's a nice person makes it even better.

 

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:42 PM

18. Oh my. nt

 

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:45 PM

19. Drops jaws

 

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:52 PM

20. She's absolutely stunning, but I'm feeling such sadness reading all of these "lasts"

for the Obamas. They have done us so proud in the face of such hatred and bigotry. I am so proud of them and so very ashamed of a lot of so-called "Americans." I am going to miss them so much.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:10 PM

23. I feel the same way.

I'll miss the best world leaders so much. ❤️

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:21 PM

34. I'll miss them too

but I'm sure it will be wonderful for them to be out of the limelight and stressful situations.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 08:58 PM

21. Lord. Have Mercy. That woman can wear the hell out of a dress.

I am going to MISS HER.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:32 PM

24. Our most glam FLOTUS.

 

Sorry, but Jackie had nothing on Michelle.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:33 PM

25. DnD vote locked in!

missed opportunity for Prez. Obama to rope in the Final Fantasy crowd or the furries with some creative cosplay, but still a solid electoral play

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:39 PM

26. She's rockin' that gown. It reminds me of lamé,

It has such a smooth look. She's just gorgeous in it. Her figure is beautiful, too. It's not a standard hourglass, but she has a tiny waist that she gives the dress awesome curves. I like that she's tall, too.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:41 PM

27. Who is the other couple? (nt)

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Response to question everything (Reply #27)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:58 PM

31. Italian PM?

probably....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #31)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:48 PM

38. Certainly, thanks

The soiree for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/president-obama-honors-italy-at-final-state-dinner/

And, as long as I was on that page

“We’re Jews, but we identify as Italian,” joked comedian Jerry Seinfeld. By way of explaining why the Obamas may have invited him and his wife, Jessica, Seinfeld said they spend a lot of time traveling in Italy “and we almost exclusively go out for Italian food, but that’s as far as I can figure.”



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Response to question everything (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 05:33 PM

60. The Obama's had Mario Batali prepare the dinner...

and I heard he was over the moon with appreciation to do it.

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Response to question everything (Reply #27)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:43 PM

36. I know. No one's asking that question.

I have no idea.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #36)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:49 PM

39. Had to do my own search. Italy. See above


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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:44 PM

28. That last picture: "You know how lucky you are right?" "Yes, ma'am." nt

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:46 PM

29. Michelle Obama would look gorgeous wearing a burlap sack. n/t

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Response to Lil Missy (Reply #29)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 09:58 PM

32. As my late mother would say of a woman so glamorous she could make ANYthing look fantastic.

Michelle O certainly fills the bill.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:15 PM

33. Brains, class, beauty, dignity, grace, humor and Barack n/t

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 10:46 PM

37. Gorgeous!

And I love the way they are looking at each other in second picture.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 11:01 PM

40. She looks fabulous!

And President Obama looks sharp too! Great looking couple!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Tue Oct 18, 2016, 11:50 PM

41. really? am I alone in not liking the dress?

oh well. what do I know. I love Michelle though.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:01 AM

42. No, you're not the only one. nt

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 08:58 AM

45. I guess you can't please everybody, LOL!

There were a couple of dresses that I didn't care for but I think that she can wear the hell out of dresses/gowns.

My mother (r.i.p.) hated the dress that she wore 2008 election night.


http://www3.pictures.gi.stylebistro.com/Barack+Obama+Holds+Election+Night+Gathering+W9aMIyiDCGrl.jpg

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:19 AM

46. That fabric doesn't photograph well. It is probably much more flattering in person.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 02:35 PM

58. no, the dress is awful

and I agree, Michelle is a gorgeous woman

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 05:47 AM

43. Can I be Michelle for a day?

PLEASE?

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:47 AM

44. SHINY!!!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:43 AM

48. So proud to have them

represent us!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:53 AM

49. Wow, she is stunning!

And he's pretty hot, too. What a beautiful couple, inside and out!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 10:58 AM

50. She looks like a Goddess!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:03 PM

51. Versace

 

He was (is) known for making elegant wear out of materials never meant for elegant wear...like mail.

And vinyl





and denim





Here are some more mail dresses. (they weigh a ton. Notice how he just drapes the mail like it were silk)





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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #51)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:28 PM

57. Still beautiful!!!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 12:08 PM

53. LAWD! classy and beautiful

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:20 PM

56. I see they brought back smokin' in the White House.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 04:10 PM

59. Da-yum. That's a handsome couple!

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:01 PM

61. Jaw Dropping Indeed.

The girl's got it going on. God, I'm gonna miss these two; intelligence, charm, grace, and heart.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 06:20 PM

62. Okay, so it's settled then.

Barack married up. Course I guess most of us men do.

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Response to Stellar (Original post)

Wed Oct 19, 2016, 07:01 PM

64. "chainmail" is armor. Don't think for a moment that wasn't intended to represent armor.

Our favorite warrior for women and children will be leaving the battlefield.

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